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Dec 3, 2010 7:00pm PST
enrichment plant. the foreign ministers of japan, the u.s. and south korea are scheduled to meet in washington on monday to address tensions on the korean peninsula. maehara said he wants to discuss with his u.s. and south korean counterparts which conditions must be met before the three countries accept china's proposal for talks. >>> large scale joint japanese-u.s. military drills have begun in various locations across japan. the eight-day exercise kicked off on wednesday involving 60 ships and 400 airplanes. 45,000 personnel from japan's self-defense forces and the u.s. military are participating. >> continuing to build the u.s. navy's relationship with the japanese self-defense forces is an important step forward as we work together for the defense of japan. >> the maneuvers include training on shooting down incoming ballistic missiles. they are simulating defensive drills in kyushu and okinawa. south korean senior military officials are expected to participate as observers forhe first time. the military exercises between japan and the u.s. come as tensions simmer in the korean
Dec 10, 2010 6:00am EST
minutes to talk about taxes. the u.s. has the second worst tax system amongst our competitors. japan has the privilege of being first. i draw your attention to this chart which boasts statutory rate, marginally effective rates, and average effective corporate tax rates. however you slice it, the u.s. is pretty bad. for the reasons that barry mentioned and grant has emphasized, the u.s. is not an attractive place from a tax standpoint to produce and it is becoming an increasingly less attractive place to have headquarters. the u.s. has many other advantages, of course, and those more than offset, in many instances, the tax disadvantages but taxes are something the federal government can actually do something about. i agree with most economists would subscribe to what barry said which is the exchange rate is the big elephant in this room. however, if you recall the last time a treasury secretary argued for a weak dollar, your memory is better than mine. that is never an explicit u.s. government -- has never been an explicit u.s. government policy. we have done a couple of things that have
Dec 1, 2010 7:00pm PST
to do to foreign leaders after the embarrassing wikileaks release of classified u.s. embassy cables. >> i have certainly raised the issue of the leaks in order to assure our colleagues that it will not in any way interfere with american diplomacy. >> clinton was attending a meeting of the organization for security and cooperation in europe in the kazakhstan capital on wednesday. she later told reporters that the participants there agreed that despite the document leaks, the u.s. would continue to play an important role in the international community. clinton added that it is natural for foreign governments to raise questions about the leaks and pledged to offer a satisfactory explanation. >>> in washington, state department spokesperson phillip crowley said the u.s. government is investigating the leaks as a criminal matter. he said the government will continue to review security procedures to make sure that this does not happen again. the leaking of classified documents the whistleblowing website wikileaks is drawing mixed reactions. some say the site supports the public's right to
Dec 2, 2010 7:00pm PST
>>> welcome to nhk world "newsline." i'm gene otani in tokyo. japan self-defense forces and the u.s. military will begin their annual joint exercises on friday. the drills are being held amid growing tensions between north and south korea following artillery exchanges in november. 60 vessels including the u.s. nuclear aircraft carrier "george washington," 400 airplanes and 45,000 personnel will begin in the tenth annual exercise. eight days of mock drills will take place over a wide area, including waters off japan's main island in the sea of japan and near the southern islands of kyushu in okinawa. one of the main drills will focus on responding to ballistic missile attacks. mock attacks from the two countries ekewind with aegis radar will practice acquiring and tracking missiles. drills will also include defending japan's remote southern islands. jet fighters will patrol the southern air space. and destroyers will patrol the waters to prevent enemy forces from landing on the islands. >>> as military tensions on the korean peninsula and other east asian regions continue to increase
Dec 16, 2010 7:00pm PST
>>> welcome to nhk world "newsline." i'm gene otani in tokyo. a senior u.s. state department official says north korea must stop provocations and accept u.n. inspectors before the six-party talks on the country's nuclear program can be resumed. assistant secretary of state philip crowley announced on thursday a set of five conditions north korea must meet before the talks are reopened. >> one is to cease provocations. a second is to reduce tensions in the region. a third is to improve its relationship with south korea. and a fourth is to take affirmative steps to denuclearize in line with the 2005 joint statement. >> crowley also demanded the north abide by its international obligations under u.n. security council resolutions, which include a call to halt ballistic missile development. the u.s. official said if the north demonstrates its seriousness through action the door to renewed dialogue might open. following the north's artillery attack on a south korean island last month, china, the chair of the six-party talks, is proposing an emergency meeting of chief delegates. but
Dec 15, 2010 7:00pm PST
senior u.s. delegation has arrived in beijing for discussions on north korea. the visit comes at a time of heightened tensions on the korean peninsula since last month's deadly exchange of artillery fire. the delegation is being led by deputy secretary of state james steinberg. they arrived in the chinese capital on wednesday. during their three-day stay the group will meet state councillor in charge of foreign affairs dai bingguo. the u.s. delegation is expected to ask china to put more pressure on north korea to dissuade it from taking any more provocative actions. china is expected to call on the u.s. to agree to an emergency meeting of the six-party talks on the north's nuclear program. dai has said that north korea responded positively to the proposed meeting when he met north korean leader kim jong il last week in pyongyang. >>> the u.n. security council has decided to partially lift sanctions on iraq in a move that would allow the country to develop a civilian nuclear program. the sanctions have been in place for nearly two decades. the council met to discuss iraq on wednesday. w
Dec 14, 2010 7:00pm PST
quarter, which underscores their cautious outlook. >>> the u.s. federal reserve has decided to keep its easy monetary policy. the decision was made at a federal open market committee meeting in washington on tuesday. this came as new data shows that unemployment is on the rise again. the fed said in a statement that the economic recovery is continuing, though not quickly enough to bring down unemployment. it also said inflation is somewhat low relative to levels that the committee judges to be consistent with its mandate to stabilize prices. the fed is said to continue expanding its holdings of securities as announced in november. it says it intends to purchase $600 billion of longer-termed treasuries. at the same time the fed will maintain its target range of federal funds rate at 0 to 0.25%. its record monetary stimulus has triggered inflation concerns. skeptics have also questioned its effectiveness. kansas city fed president thomas hoenig voted against the decision, saying the continuing policy -- or saying continuing the policy, rather, amid the recovery may destabilize the economy
Dec 9, 2010 5:00am EST
corporations. >> now bbc world news. >> an economic competor with no morals. a u.s. diplomat revealed by wiki leaks. chinese tries to undermine the noble prize. >> prizing tension in the korean peninsula. >> hello and thank you for being with us. the growing rivalry between china and the u.s. has been highlighted. painting a stark picture between the two countries. a u.s. diplomat describes xhoina as a man ip u law with no morals. it wasn't for africa. the cables listed in detail, the increasing roll. intelligence gathering equipment. not yet a threat, america would start worrying the election of president obama had helped lift its influence. the diplomat reported of the un general. the existence was encouraging. bbc news. >> the relationship between china an and the united states has been thrown into the sharp. so far, there's been no reaction from china. there hasn't been any reaction from the chinese to the contents. in 2009, reporting six times the year in 2,000. china has a new response using that influence to help. they made no apologizes for that. they made no anger. continuing to
Dec 14, 2010 12:30am PST
treated. >> we heard from the u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton who said america had lost one of its fiercest champions. he was a constant of diplomat, someone who could stare down dictators and stand for american values and interests. she said this was a sad day for personally, to the state department, and america. she said richard holbrooke delivered almost 50 years of service and help shape the history and managed the present and secure the future. we heard from the former british prime minister tony blair called mr. holbrooke are remarkable man who had done lots of work for a more peaceful world. >> what sort of legacy will he leave amongst the political community in washington? >> i think we heard the statement by mrs. clinton in particular. the legacy of his historic role that he played. she describe id the peace accors that ended the war in bosnia. he managed to bring warring leaders to the table. more recently, there was his role as president obama's envoy in afghanistan and pakistan. many will be asking the question who is to succeed him in the time when the u.s. is push
Dec 3, 2010 12:30am PST
of the british military efforts in afghanistan. the diplomatic cables say that u.s. and afghan officials believe that british officers were not up to the task of securing helmand province on their own appeared >> today, u.s. forces are fighting and dying in helmand. according to confidential cables are revealed by wikileaks, the u.s. and the afghan government in 2008 were critical of the u.k.'s performance. one cable has haunted karzai telling a u.s. senator -- hamid karzai to take the british away and put in u.s. forces instead. they believed that there were not up to the task for securing helmand province for the elections. >> this suggestion the british are not prepared to fight as actively as american. the facts do not bear that out. there was a cohesive pulling together of the american and british at the core of nato, and we should not allow that very fractured position it to be distracted from by the leaking documents which are not helpful, not least the british and american soldier who are slugging their backs guts out. mcneal was said that there had been a lot of action
Dec 28, 2010 1:00pm PST
immigrant resource center, who was trying to help low- income immigrants adjust to life in the u.s. new life after amnesty, a lot of people were not able to immigrate because of a lack of money. still to this point, i see a lot of immigrants who want to get their work permits. i ask them how long they have been here. sometimes they have been here since the 1970's, 1980's, 1990's. a lot of them are elderly who are ready to retire. i had 165-year-old man who is alone, no family -- a 65-year- old man who is alone, no family here, but he does not have any papers to get that social security that he has contributed to for 30 years. he will be homeless after working for many years. i faced this situation with my clients a lot. i help low income people. sometimes it is very difficult. sometimes i think about how small the world is a and i see how immigration laws are changing. immigration rates started about 40 years ago and i started to see my client to come to me. my husband has been here 10 years and all of a sudden, his employer is asking for a work permit. we have two children. we just bought a
Nov 30, 2010 7:00pm PST
u.s. nuclear-powered aircraft carrier "george washington" from enemy attacks and to deliver supplies to combat areas. >> conventional forces -- provocative actions by those forces. >> a weekend poll by south korea's kbs television shows that more than 70% of those surveyed want much stronger responses to any future provocations by north korea. >>> nations concerned with north korea are carrying out diplomatic moves following china's proposal of an emergency meeting of chief delegates to the six-party talks. japan's top negotiator to the six-party talks met china's special envoy on korean peninsula issues on tuesday in beijing. akitaka saiki asked wu dawei to explain beijing's request for a meeting of the chief delegates to the six-party talks on north korea's nuclear program. saiki is believed to have outlined why japan is reluctant to attend. chinese foreign ministry spokesperson hong lei said the main purpose of china's proposal is to ease tensions on the korean peninsula. >> translator: china provides a place for dialogue. we believe other member nations will seriously consider th
Nov 30, 2010 5:30pm PST
say gays should serve openly now in the u.s. military. >>> man on the run. who and where is the man behind the wikileaks website that's exposing some of america's deepest secrets? >>> health news tonight that many find surprising, especially women. do you need extra calcium an vitamin d or not? >>> and high wire act. despite a preview night meltdown that not even spiderman could save, theatergoers are buying up tickets just to see the most elaborate show ever on broadway. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. they cannot order the military to change but their words carry great weight and today at the pentagon this nation's top military commanders, military and civilian said the time has come for gay americans to serve openly in their nation's armed forces. they said that the time has come for the policy of "don't ask don't tell" to come to an end. they admitted it will be difficult at first but attitudes are improving and strongly indicated the nation owes it to patriots who want to volunteer to serve. we begin tonight with our pe
Dec 21, 2010 1:00pm PST
years to get it. my grandmother is a u.s. citizen and today my parents and my sister, my entire family here are citizens. i am the only undocumented in my family. that is because immigration officials refused to follow the law. i will explain why. it took so long to get my parents residency that i aged out. they do not care when you turn 21. they tell you to get in the back of the line. even waiting nine years, they are asking me to go to the back of the line again. i will be 23 by the time i can immigrate to the country legally. in the meantime, growing up, my parents had no idea this would happen. i graduated from college with a bachelor's in political science with a master's i as well. we fought hard to stay in the country. according to the law of the land, i am supposed to be able to use my old date for filing for immigration to the country, but so far immigration is refusing to let me use that old date, so i am in a month now. i cannot go back to fiji because i would have a 10-year ban on me. my mother has a small cleaning business she need help with. when i was in college, i used
Dec 9, 2010 12:30am PST
his wife's murder in south africa. welcome to "bbc news". later for you, private enterprise. a u.s. company successfully blanches a commercial spacecraft into orbit for the first time. underneath the border. the secret tunnel used to transport millions of dollars of drugs between mexico and the u.s. in lin hackers supporting wikileaks are taking cyber revenge on financial institutions seen as colluding with the american government. they claim their operation playbacpayback crashed web site. our technology correspondent reports. >> the legal and diplomatic battle swirling around the wikileaks founder gets more intense by the day. the similar contest is being fought in saocyberspace. paypal, visa, and mastercard have ended their relationship with the wikileaks. hackers from a group calling themselves operation paybacks a broad down -- say they brought down mastercard. others reported that the web payment service was not available for some hours. another on-line payment service explained why it has stopped dealing with wikileaks. >> the u.s. government wrote a letter saying that the w
Dec 1, 2010 12:30am PST
women could serve in the u.s. armed forces -- the gay men and women could serve in the u.s. armed forces. welcome to "bbc world news." keeping the peace in the most dangerous city in earth. we go with african union troops in mogadishu. going to extremes. what is it like living in one of the coldest places in the world affects -- in the world? as the whistle blowing website wikileaks releases its latest casper -- latest batch of controversial documents, interpol has added the details of founder julian assange to its watch list, saying he is wanted for sex crimes. it is a sexual offense in sweden. he denies the allegations and has not been charged. this does not amount to an arrest warrant. if people have any informations about his whereabouts, they are asked to contact interpol. the risk of terrorism from extremists in pakistan is spelled out in the latest batch of documents released by wikileaks. britain, the united states, and russia all expressed deep concern that they could steal enough from pakistan's facilities to the crate and detonate a nuclear weapon. from gaza, this repor
Dec 16, 2010 12:30am PST
spotlights. welcome to bbc news broadcast our viewers on pbs in america. a war of words between the u.s. and venezuela. washington is planning to rule by decree. the harrier jump jet, one of the greatest military innovations bows out after 40 years. the u.s. government has announced it is selling bp and other companies over the oil spill and the gulf of mexico. the spokesman for the justice department says it will hold them fully accountable for the billions of dollars spent on cleanup. >> of the explosion killed 11 men. and wrecking the fishing industry. the american government said it happened because of safety regulations were violated. they failed to take safety precautions and failed to use the best available technology and failed to maintain equipment. >> we intend to prove that the defendants under the oil pollution act. as well as environmental damages. >> president obama's de was criticized, and not looking just for damages, but signs as well. if they can prove gross negligence, and could amount to 13 billion pounds. >> they suffered an enormous consequences. >> of the case aga
Dec 2, 2010 5:30pm PST
very sad. we did everything we could. >> fans in the u.s. were also disappointed, although at least they had the world cup in 1994. while they commiserate, the winners can celebrate. two countries enjoying the moment of history. bbc news. >> minutes after the announcement, russia's prime minister said he was traveling to think fifa. vladimir putin said that the decision showed russia could be trusted. our moscow correspondent richard galpin reports. >> pure delight here in moscow, and that the country's allegiance of football fans. celebrating the first time the country has ever won the right to host the world cup. there is not so much surprised here because russia has been of favorite for 2018 for some time now. although there has been a bit of all wabble for the last few days, in yen, it made a difference -- indienne, it made no difference. >> and a sense of the huge impact it have on the country's future. >> the future opportunities. for football fans, for government, to make our country better. >> now all be lavish promises made in the bid must be turned into reality. spending b
Dec 23, 2010 12:30am PST
. u.s. senators vote to ratify the start nuclear treaty. south korea it ignores threats from p'yongyang it and plans live military fire exercises on the border with the north. the greek parliament approves new budget measures, but the unions are not happy. welcome to "bbc world news," broadcasting and the u.k. and around the world. also coming up, a convoy of dangerous nuclear material moves is secretly through europe. we have an exclusive report. hundreds are evacuate from their homes in california after a massive storm. >>> the u.s. senate has approved the new start nuclear arms treaty with russia. it reduces both countries arsenals of deployed warheads, bombers, and nuclear submarines and is seen as a key effort in president obama's efforts to repair the relationship with moscow. we have this report from washington. >> mr. kerry? >> aye. >> on the senate floor to a chorus of ayes, the new start was finally born. >> this is one of their times in the u.s. senate's when we have in our power to safeguard or endanger human life on this planet. >> it is the biggest nuclear weapo
Dec 23, 2010 7:00pm PST
with russian prime minister vladimir putin and foreign minister sergei lavrov. >>> the u.s. senate has decided to cut 3/4 of its fiscal 2011 funding allocated for the expansion of military facilities in guam. this will affect the planned transfer of 8,000 u.s. marines from japan to the island. the senate approved a budget bill that provides $107 million to build base facilities. the figure is about 1/4 of the amount requested by the defense department. the senate says the budget was cut because the annual construction projects are limited in size due to the u.s. military's environmental impact assessment. it also cites uncertainty over the relocation plan for the u.s. marine corps futenma air station in okinawa. the base relocation is supposed to precede the transfer of the marines to guam under the current agreement with japan. the initial development plan is already behind schedule, and the budget cuts are certain to delay the marines' relocation plan beyond 2014 deadline set by the u.s. and japan. >>> tokyo metropolitan police officials plan to admit that sensitive documents lea
Dec 18, 2010 11:35pm EST
. and we will talk about the u.s. policy when it comes to global health and u.s. aid and distribution. some of the solutions require a change in the u.s. aid policy. it will govern how u.s. aid is restricted. >> thanks. >> that will air sunday morning at 10:00 a.m.. a new distinction as some of our neighbors are some of the best educated and wealthiest in america. there are 17 places in the u.s. where residents have a least a bachelor's degree. d.c. air force will soon be free -- airports will soon have free wireless abilities. currently it is a pay service. new evidence that few local residents are driving to work. many are using public transit more. it is up 11%. it is at 66% now. coming up, how one local couple is turning their heartbreak into hope. >> we have the weekend movie guide just ahead. >> i am in your weather center with clear skies. are you ready for some snow on tuesday? maybe more on christmas eve and christmas day. a look at [ female announcer ] why settle for plain bread when you can have pillsbury grands! flaky layers biscuits? the warm, light delicate layers are li
Dec 7, 2010 2:00am EST
the u.s. have to borrow from other countries to finance extending the bush tax cuts? and why won't the treasury department reveal how much they will borrow from middle eastern countries? >>> but first in our fifth story tonight, the reason for borrowing these countries. the president tonight announcing a deal. all by sealed to extend all the bush tax cuts for two years. postponing the debate until the 2012 presidential campaign. president obama tonight after meeting with congressional democratic leaders announcing bipartisan agreement on a framework for a deal. >> the republicans have asked for more generous treatment of the estate tax than i think is wise or warranted. but we have insisted that that will be temporary. i have no doubt that everyone will find something in this compromise that they don't like. in fact, there are things that i don't like, namely, the extension of the tax cuts for the wealthiest americans, and the wealthiest estates. but these tax cuts will expire in two years. and i'm confident that as we make tough choices about รง bringing our deficit down, as i engage
Dec 14, 2010 6:30pm PST
both charges are politically motivated. assange says the u.s. government is trying to punish him for his publication of secret documents. >> he is very worried about his colleagues at wikileaks, but he understands that the organization is functioning. >> supporters continue to stand vigil outside the jail where assange is being detained. they say it is obvious that the political elements have continued his incarceration. >> with sweden appealing the decision to grant bail, i asked our correspondent in london what happens next. >> it is considered unlikely that this appeal will be granted. so julian assange can hope that he can leave prison within a couple of days. then he will actually have to appear in court again on january 11. until then, he has to surrender his passport and adhere to a curfew and where electronic tags. later on, there's another big court hearing which decides whether he will be extradited to sweden. so this is a big question in the weeks to come. >> we understand he has related to define message through his mother. what can you tell us? >> australian media have a
Dec 20, 2010 10:00am EST
negotiations with russia. you can see that debate live on our companion network, c-span2. the u.s. house returns for legislative work tomorrow. they're waiting for the senate to act on temporary spending. congressional quarterly reported the deal debated now would increase spending more than $1 billion over the next four months. most agencies would see no increase. most of the funds would go to veterans programs. continuing science education programs. coming up at 1:00 p.m. eastern, live on c-span with a discussion on health care law. the white house office of health reform head joins. >> tonight, with the holiday season in full swing, a discussion on internet sales tax with scott peterson of the streamlined sales tax governing board and jerry cerasale. that is at 8:00 p.m. eastern on c-span2. >> it's all available to you on television, radio come on line, and social media networking sites. find our contaent anytime 3 c- span video library. it is washington, your way. the c-span networks, now available in more than 100 million homes. created by cable, provided as a public service. >> the
Dec 14, 2010 1:00am PST
attorney general challenged that part of the law and today u.s. district judge henry hudson became the first judge to rule against the law. but he refused to put the entire law on hold while it faces legal challenges. >> susie: meanwhile, thehite house said today, it's confident the health care law is constitutional. it's believed that the u.s. supreme court will ultimately end up settling the issue. what does all this mean for businesses, and you? joining us now? mary agnes carey, she's senior correspondent for kaiser health news, a national health care news service. hi, mary agnes. >> hi there. >> susie: so what do you think, will this ruling be upheld? could it become the law of the land? >> well, we've have to see. there are certainly a lot of argument on both sides. the administration would point out and they did point out today to reporters that ten different challenges to the individual mandate have been dismissed and two other judges have ruled in favor of the administration so now you have a judge that has ruled against the administration. thursday we'll have oral arguments in
Dec 8, 2010 7:00am EST
told he should not be blamed for publishing the u.s. diplomatic cables. backing from from australia's foreign minister, even though he is criticized in the cables. he believes america is responsible. >> the release of this material was allowed by u.s. personnel. >> welcome to gmt. a serious blow to the hopes are riding italy's peace talks -- of continuing israel's peace talks. to much talk, not enough action, the un security council president tells the world. it is midday in london, 7:00 a.m. in washington, and 11:00 p.m. in canberra where australia's foreign minister has been turning the tables on the united states after all of their concerns about wikileaks. he says it is not julian assange was to blame for publishing thousands of secret diplomatic cables but the united states for having inadequate data security. these remarks come as julian assange is in a british prison facing possible extradition to sweden. that does not stop wikileaks from releasing more embarrassing documents. >> the wikileaks' founder, julian assange, has spent his first night in prison. he clancy never sexual
Dec 9, 2010 7:00pm PST
chinese democracy activists are arriving from countries and regions such as the u.s. and hong kong. on thursday about 50 protesters in front of the chinese embassy culled for liu's immediate release. >> we're not sure the solidarity with dr. liu xiaobo. >> china will not attend the ceremony and delegates from 20 countries with close relationships such as russia and iran are also likely to be absent. it's unusual for so many countries to refrain from attending the nobel peace prize -- nobel prize ceremony. at a news conference on thursday the chair of the norwegian nobel committee, thorbjorn jagland stressed the award. >> this is not a prize against china. everybody that wants to do business, they should be in favor of political reforms in china so that the economic development can go further. >> a chinese writer in japan says she was approached by liu xiaobo to convey his passion of bringing democracy to china even if that meant in a different language. 45-year-old liu yan tzu lives in osaka. she assisted in publishing a book of liu xiaobo's poems and essays in japanese. >> reporter: t
Dec 12, 2010 6:00am EST
u.s. i think the discussion of political issues is some what more dominated by policy rather than crazy washington life. here you tend to get weeks of tiny u.k. stories that i don't think people are interested in. in terms of the politicians, the politicians in the u.k. do talk about the issues probably more than the politicians in the u.s. so i was struck by that. they're worried about their money raising and everything else. it doesn't happen so much in the u.k. >> we need to get back to the stephanie flanders story. those people in the u.s. may know your sister, laura flanders. what's the relationship, age, who's older? >> she is seven years older, although i get rather disconcerted. people do ask me, i like to think it's clear but i'm afraid it's getting less and less clear. we've had a trans atlantic time of it as sisters. she went to america for six months off. then was going to come back to college here in the u.k. but she fell in love with new york and stayed there ever since. that was in the early 1980's. so we've always had the time going back and forth. i was in the u.k
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Dec 16, 2010 7:00pm EST
to take on the tax cut bill. and on the right, a surprise holdup in the u.s. senate. one that could force our government to shut down by the weekend as they read word for word a 1900 page bill. we're live from washington with the update. plus where we stand in afghanistan. >> shepard: it's the first full scale look at president obama's strategy. and defines while we've made progress, we're still facing major challenges from within. >> this continues to be a very difficult endeavor. >> tonight, a look at the work that remains and what this means for when our troops get to come home. >> 20 pounds. >> a call for help during the school board shootings. >> he's holding his guns in his pants. >> he's firing! he's faring! >> and hearing from the officer who ran in to take down the gun. >> actually, i opened the door with one hand and was firing with the other hand. >> shepard: now the retired police detective tells his story. plus artifacts from the aftermath of september 11th. >> i just wanted to show how the world came together, how new york came together. >> shepard: tonight in "the ris
Dec 17, 2010 3:00pm PST
night's debate and vote in the house. >> lehrer: then, margaret warner looks at the u.s. push to get pakistan to root out insurgents within its borders. >> brown: special correspondent stephanie hanes reports from the dominican republic on haitian immigrants living in a legal limbo. >> lehrer: outgoing white house economic advisor lawrence summers gives his take on the tax cut deal and more. >> compromise that was right with a weak economy in 2010 would be very wrong two years from now as the economy recovers and progresses. >> brown: and mark shields and david brooks analyze this week's news. >> lehrer: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> auto companies make huge profits. >> last year, chevron made a lot of money. >> where does it go? >> every penny and more went into bringing energy to the world. >> the economy is tough right now, everywhere. >> we pumped $21 million into local economies, into small businesses, communities, equipment, materials. >> that money could make a big difference to a lot of people. >> opportuni
Dec 7, 2010 7:00pm EST
, we get two views on whether the u.s. government can prosecute the web site for the release of secret documents. >> ifill: we have a report from dublin about what sparked ireland's economic crisis. >> brown: from cuba, ray suarez fills us in on his latest assignment and his upcoming reports. >> suarez: cuban society is debating future economic reforms, and this developing country is moving ahead with a first world industry, biotechnology. i'll have more from havana. >> ifill: and we talk with education secretary arne duncan about the state of u.s. schools. >> we have been complacent, and other countries have outeducated us, outinvested us. a big part of what i'm trying to do is raise the profile of education to get america to wake up. >> brown: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> opportunity can start anywhere and go everywhere. to help revitalize a neighborhood in massachusetts; restore a historic landmark in harlem; fund a local business in chicago; expand green energy initiatives in seattle. because when you're giving,
Dec 22, 2010 1:00am PST
the health of the u.s. economy. >> there's a correlation between the rate of g.d.p. growth and m&a activity. and we're in a period of positive growth in terms of the economy, but it's tepid. >> reporter: peterson is betting that next year u.s. m&a activity could reach $900 billion. that would be a sizeable increase from this year's $800 billion level, but a far cry from the heady days before the financial crisis. so what's likely to fuel the urge to merge? for some companies, it may be the desire to go global with their business, as well as all the money they've squirreled away. >> if you look at corporate cash levels, according to numbers we see here at standard and poor's, non-financial companies in the s&p 500 have approximately $1 trillion cash on hand. so, there's the currency to do the deal activity. >> reporter: experts predict many deals will happen in the cash-rich technology arena. also look for mergers in the basic materials and energy sectors. for individual investors, it's difficult to guess which companies will get hitched. but market strategist phil dow says m&a acti
Dec 13, 2010 6:00pm PST
. >> a u.s. judge in the u.s. state of virginia has declared the health-care law has unconstitutional. it is the first time a case against the reform has been upheld. two other judges previously ruled in their favor. israel's prime minister benjamin netanyahu has welcomed a decision by the u.s. to abandon the call for a freeze on israeli settlement building. it is the first public comment since the u.s. changed their policy on friday. the latest u.s. diplomatic cables released by wikileaks claim the irish republican leaders were in the military ira as recently as five years ago it also stated that both men would know about of $40 million bank robbery. both men said the claims are untrue. in our show of force, troops in ivory coast khalil to the presidents have today temporarily blocked access -- loyal to the president have today temporarily blocked access. united nations and the african union have conceded that he has won the elections. our reporter in the main city, don james, said this report. >> government soldiers take up positions close to the hotel. this is the man most world le
Dec 6, 2010 6:00pm PST
killing of a german tourist. >> the u.s. and several other countries are stepping up pressure on the founder of wikileaks. a fresh arrest warrant has been issued for julian assange. his lawyer said they are in the process of arranging meetings with british police. sweden and 1 cent to answer allegations of sexual assault. he has -- wants him to answer allegations of sexual assault. the web site began publishing thousands of confidential diplomatic cables. >> the battle between wikileaks and in authorities intensified. an arrest warrant for julian assange arrived at the crime agency this or even at -- this afternoon. he is believed to be in britain and could be arrested by police at any time. >> we are in the process of making arrangements to meet with the police. my concerns in order to facilitate the taking of that question and answer that is needed. >> julian assange is wanted for questioning in sweden over sexual assault charges. charges his supporters say are the result of political pressure and part of a wider campaign against him. >> there has been excitement by people in high
Dec 27, 2010 6:30pm EST
-profile targets across the u.s. -- across the uk -- nine men are charged with terrorist offenses. the u.s. and germany voice concerns after mikhail khodorkovsky is convicted of embezzlement and money laundering. heavy snowstorms cause chaos all along the eastern seaboard. welcome to "bbc world news" broadcast on pbs and run the globe. as english looks to capitalize on their advantage ahead of the third day's play. we get to a village in kenya to find out why it has a proud record of producing champion long-distance runners. >> nine men arrested in police raids in the u.k. appeared in court charged in connection with plots to kill high-profile targets in the u.k. the london stock exchange, the u.s. embassy, political and religious figures were all potential targets. the men were charged with conspiracy to prepare racks of terrorism. three men charged at the same time were released without charge. >> the nine men were brought to the westminster court this morning after a week of questioning by counter-terrorism officers. the two suspects arrested london were the first to appear on the d
Dec 5, 2010 11:00pm PST
. >> over here it's about $2,000 u.s. a pound and if you want to walk 15 feet it raises to about $3,000 u.s. a pound. >> reporter: and the price keeps climb as the pot moves south. canadian police say much of it is ending up in major west coast cities including seattle, los angeles and san francisco where it carries a premium price. >> high grade canadian marijuana will be in a price level per pound between $5,000 and $8,000. >> reporter: u.s. custom agencies say they are now making arrests for smuggling every three days or so. agents say they have found pot hidden in spare tires and secret compartments of vehicles, all part of a major trade worth billions of dollars. easy money when the border is as wide open as this. the 5,000-mile stretch of land is the world's longest unguarded border. in many spots all that separates the two countries is a shallow ditch. how easy is it to cross the canadian border? here i am in canada and now, i'm in the united states. it's a border with miles of lonely roads, perfect for drug smugging. >> they can drive up and toss it osa-cross or a body jumps out
Dec 17, 2010 7:00pm PST
threat. >>> u.s. joint chiefs of staff vice chairman james cartwright has expressed concern that tensions could escalate on the korean peninsula. >> if that is misunderstood or if it's taken advantage of as an opportunity, if north korea were to react to that in a negative way and fire back, that would start potentially a chain reaction of firing and counter firing. >> he added that the u.s. military will send observers to the drill. cartwright's remarks apparently indicate that the u.s. and south korea militaries are trying to avoid giving north korea an excuse for provocation. >>> japan is shifting its approach to defense. it plans to upgrade the mobility of the self-defense forces to enable them to respond to moves by north korea and china. the cabinet endorsed the guidelines on friday. they are the first in six years. the guidelines call north korea an unstable factor in the region's security. china, they say, is a growing concern for the international community as that country becomes more active in waters near japan. e plan calls for boosting the surveillance capabilities o
Dec 8, 2010 5:30pm PST
say martinez was inspired by anwar al awlaki and believed the u.s. was at war with all muslims. the fbi made contact using undercover agents posing as radicals. martinez made clear to them he wanted to attack the u.s. military. he seemed obsessed with the recruitment center. he discussed burning it down to instill fear and to send a message whoever joins the military, they will be killed. and he said, i wish i knew how to make a car bomb. the fbi says they gave martinez many opportunities to back out. he chose not to. authorities say today, the sting reflects a disturbing trend. home-grown radicals. >> my assessment is that the threat environment now is increasingly active. >> reporter: the fbi says they fear that there are dozens, if not hundreds, of people just like martinez, angry and easily manipulated. >> however isolated he was, he meant this. but pierre, any sense of how many investigative teams the fbi has out there? >> reporter: well, diane, at any given time, the fbi says there are about 100 terrorism leads they're tracking down. so, they say they are constantly under pres
Dec 1, 2010 5:00am EST
is releasing many documents. our major concern lead the u.s. ambassador that someone could gad you'lly smug will somebody out. this mentioned attack by extremists on a bus. governments deal with the united states not because they like us or bloeb we can keep secrets. many governments deal with us because they fear us, some because they respect us, most because they need us. >> these latest revelations will only sun for the that this is a western scare monday. >> what about the response in pack san to these leaks. we have more from islamabad. >> there won't be any surfriez from the pakistany government. these fears are baseless and condescending as well. gotten to the stage where it is bullying this are fears working to be stole ebb so that they can be made. i suppose one of the el nents is the time of which these concerns are released after so much effort to heal the rifs between the u.s. and pakistan. what officials here are saying is that the timing here to do with all the anticipated games. this is the time washington and the west wants to pressure and the previous wicky lea
Dec 4, 2010 7:00am PST
, as the fighting has gotten tougher than ever for u.s. forces. >>> and murder mystery. new details about the man police call a person of interest in the murder of a powerful hollywood publicist. but was he really involved? investigators now say they're not so sure. >>> and snack attack. what does how you eat a gingerbread man say about you? do you chomp down on the head first? the legs? how you attack that holiday cookie can be very revealing. >>> and dan is on assignment. not to worry. we have some gingerbread man cookies on reserve for when he comes back. personality test. i can't wait to see what it says about your personality. >> i'm curious myself. it will be a good thing. >>> and there's a lot of activity on capitol hill this morning. the senate is holding a rare saturday session, with key votes on the bush-era tax cuts that have been so hotly debated. will it be extended for the middle class? or everyone, including the wealthiest americans? we'll talk to a major player in the red-hot debate, utah republican senator, orrin hatch. >>> plus, president obama's visit to afghanist
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